I was lucky enough to attend a family party held in the club house of a very nice, family friendly sailing club. It was a real treat to be able to spread ourselves about, outside on the decking, picnic tables and chairs along the verandah overlooking the huge lake made it an absolutely fabulous venue.
The drawback is the kitchen – it had facilities to cater for up to 150 people with all the crockery, cooking implements and everything stacked in massive great stainless steel cabinets, just as you would find in a hotel setting. The cleaning up is left to the hirer or committee members. There are not the same rules and regulations in place, just guidance notes on hygiene matters and all that. This is where a professional cleaning company does such a fabulous job – they steam clean from top to bottom, a thoroughly efficient job giving absolute peace of mind.